Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky lead Golden Goggles nominees

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Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky are up for Male and Female Athlete and Race of the Year awards at the Golden Goggles. The nominees were announced by USA Swimming on Friday.

Phelps received five nominations and Ledecky four. Missy Franklin received three nominations. Ryan Lochte was not among the nominees for Male Athlete of the Year for the first time since 2006.

Online voting is available here through Nov. 14. A percentage of the fan vote will count toward the final results, awarded at the Nov. 24 Golden Goggle Awards in New York.

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The nominees:

Breakout Performer of the Year

Maya DiRado — Won her first individual medals at a major international meet, gold in the 200m individual medley and silver in the 400m individual medley at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Katie McLaughlin — Made her first U.S. team for a major international meet and won bronze in the 200m butterfly at the Pan Pacific Championships.
Ryan Murphy — Made his first U.S. team for a major international meet and won bronze in the 100m backstroke.
Cierra Runge — Made her first U.S. team for a major international meet and won silver in the 400m freestyle.
Kendyl Stewart — Made her first U.S. team for a major international meet and won silver in the 4x100m medley relay and bronze in the 100m butterfly.

Perseverance Award

Haley Anderson and Andrew Gemmell — Won Pan Pacific Championships open-water 10km titles after events were moved from Australia to Hawaii.
Kevin Cordes — Helped U.S. to 4x100m medley relay gold at Pan Pacific Championships after being disqualified in the 100m breaststroke.
Missy Franklin — Won four Pan Pacific Championships medals after suffering a back injury before the meet.
Michael Phelps — Won five Pan Pacific Championships medals after a 20-month competitive retirement.
Tom Shields — Swept U.S. titles in 100m and 200m butterfly to make his first U.S. team for a major international meet at age 23.

Coach of the Year

Bob Bowman — Star pupil: Michael Phelps
Dave Durden — Star pupil: Nathan Adrian
Bruce Gemmell — Star pupil: Katie Ledecky
David Marsh — Star pupil: Ryan Lochte

Relay Performance of the Year (all at Pan Pacific Championships)

Women’s 4x200m Free Relay — U.S. wins by 1.37 over Australia with Katie Ledecky‘s comeback anchor leg.
Men’s 4x200m Free Relay — U.S. wins by .13 over Japan with Matt McLean‘s comeback anchor leg.
Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay — U.S. wins by 2.14 over Japan in Pan Pacific Championships record time.

Female Race of the Year (all Pan Pacific Championships finals)

Cammile Adams’ 200m fly — Gold by .07 over Japan’s Natsumi Hoshi. Adams’ first medal at a major international meet.
Maya DiRado’s 200m IM — Gold in Pan Pacific Championships record time by .33 over Australia’s Alicia Coutts. DiRado’s first individual major international meet gold medal.
Jessica Hardy’s 100m breast — Gold by .04 over Japan’s Kanako Watanabe.
Katie Ledecky’s 400m free – Gold in world record time by 6.18 seconds over Cierra Runge.
Katie Ledecky’s 1500m free – Gold in world record time by 27.33 seconds over New Zealand’s Lauren Boyle.

Male Race of the Year (all Pan Pacific Championships finals)

Tyler Clary’s 200m back — Gold by .23 over Japan’s Ryosuke Irie.
Nic Fink’s 200m breast — Silver, .37 behind Japan’s Yasuhiro Koseki. Fink’s first major international meet medal.
Connor Jaeger’s 1500m free — Gold by .18 over Canada’s Ryan Cochrane, the biggest win of Jaeger’s career and first U.S. gold in the event at a major international meet in 30 years.
Michael Phelps’ 100m fly — Gold in .38 over Ryan Lochte in Phelps’ first major international meet since London 2012.

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Female Athlete of the Year

Elizabeth Beisel — One gold, one bronze at Pan Pacific Championships.
Maya DiRado — One gold, one silver at Pan Pacific Championships.
Missy Franklin — One gold, two silvers, one bronze at Pan Pacific Championships.
Katie Ledecky — Five golds at Pan Pacific Championships.

Male Athlete of the Year

Tyler Clary — One gold, one silver, one bronze at Pan Pacific Championships.
Connor Jaeger — One gold, two bronzes at Pan Pacific Championships.
Michael Phelps — Three golds, two silvers at Pan Pacific Championships.

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Anna van der Breggen is first cyclist to sweep road world titles in 25 years

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Dutchwoman Anna van der Breggen added the road race crown to her time trial victory at the world road cycling championships, becoming the second rider in history to win both events at the same edition.

“This is, for me, pretty good so far,” she said.

Van der Breggen, the Rio Olympic road race champion, won after a solo attack with more than 25 miles left of an 89-mile course in Imola, Italy, on Saturday.

She prevailed after more than four hours of racing by 80 seconds over countrywoman Annemiek van Vleuten, the 2019 champion. Van Vleuten raced nine days after breaking her left wrist in a Giro Rosa crash.

Italian Elisa Longo Borghini took bronze in the same time as van Vleuten after losing a photo-finish sprint. Lauren Stephens was the top American in 11th.

Full results are here.

The race lacked American standout Chloé Dygert, who crashed out of the time trial while leading on Thursday and required leg surgery.

Van der Breggen joined Frenchwoman Jeannie Longo as the only male or female cyclists to sweep the time trial and road race at a single worlds. Longo did so in 1995 at age 36.

Van der Breggen, 30, said in May that she will retire after the 2021 Olympic season.

It will be the end of one of the great cycling careers. She is now a three-time world champion and nine-time world medalist to go along with her road race gold and time trial bronze in her Olympic debut in Rio.

Worlds conclude Sunday with the men’s road race. A TV and stream schedule is here.

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2020 French Open TV, live stream schedule

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Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams can each tie Grand Slam singles titles records at the French Open, with daily live coverage among NBC Sports, Peacock and Tennis Channel.

NBC coverage starts Sunday with first-round action at Roland Garros, its 38th straight year covering the event. Tennis Channel airs the majority of weekday coverage. Peacock, NBC Universal’s new streaming service, has middle weekend broadcasts.

All NBC TV coverage alo streams on NBCSports.com/live and the NBC Sports app.

Nadal is the primary men’s storyline, favored to tie Roger Federer‘s male record of 20 major titles and extend his own record of 12 French Open crowns. Federer is absent after knee operations earlier this year.

The Spaniard’s primary competition is top-ranked Novak Djokovic, the 2016 French Open champion whose only defeat in 2020 was a U.S. Open default for hitting a ball that struck a linesperson in the throat.

Williams bids again to match the overall Grand Slam singles mark of 24 held by Australian Margaret Court. Williams, a three-time French Open champion, lost in the third and fourth round the last two years and is coming off a U.S. Open semifinal exit.

The women’s field is led by 2018 champion Simona Halep but lacks defending champion Ash Barty of Australia, not traveling due to the coronavirus pandemic. Also out: U.S. Open winner Naomi Osaka, citing a sore hamstring and tight turnaround from prevailing in New York two weeks ago.

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French Open TV Schedule

Date Time (ET) Network Round
Sunday, Sept. 27 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
12-3 p.m. NBC
Monday, Sept. 28 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Tuesday, Sept. 29 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel First Round
Wednesday, Sept. 30 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Thursday, Oct. 1 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Second Round
Friday, Oct. 2 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
Saturday, Oct. 3 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Third Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Sunday, Oct. 4 5 a.m.-12 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Monday, Oct. 5 5 a.m.-3 p.m. Tennis Channel Fourth Round
11 a.m. Peacock
Tuesday, Oct. 6 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Wednesday, Oct. 7 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tennis Channel Quarterfinals
Thursday, Oct. 8 5 a.m.-2 p.m. Tennis Channel Women’s Semis
11 a.m. NBC, NBCSN
Friday, Oct. 9 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Tennis Channel Men’s Semis
11 a.m. NBC, NBCSN
Saturday, Oct. 10 9 a.m. NBC Women’s Final
Sunday, Oct. 11 9 a.m. NBC Men’s Final